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  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House | Edward Klein

    The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Daryl says: "And yet, he was re-elected....."
  • The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Medal | David Halberstam

    The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Medal

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Halberstam
    • Narrated By Christopher Reeve
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    For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States rowing team has a serious chance to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls when four genuine challengers emerge for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. They compete fiercely in a sport that holds no promise of financial reward. What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors?

  • Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son | Michael Chabon

    Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
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    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    David says: "Awesome Book!"
  • Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring | George Plimpton,Mike Lupica - foreword

    Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By George Plimpton, Mike Lupica - foreword
    • Narrated By Jeff Bottoms
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    Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and lives to tell in this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.

  • The Amateur Marriage: A Novel | Anne Tyler

    The Amateur Marriage: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    They seemed like the perfect couple: young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married.

    Lisa says: "Disappointing"
  • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The first collection of the exploits of A.J. Raffles and his friend Bunny Manders was published as The Amateur Cracksman in 1899. The characters of Raffles and Bunny were possibly inspired by his brother-in-law's creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, although they are on the opposite side of the law.

  • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E W Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E W Hornung
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    By day, AJ Raffles is a debonair man-about-town and one of England's finest cricketers. By night - he's London’s most notorious thief! Classic crime to rival Sherlock Holmes. If you walk down London’s Piccadilly, you come across an elegant Georgian building set back from the constant stream of traffic. This is The Albany, an imposing warren of “bachelor” apartments which has been home to a string of celebrities for over two centuries, from Lord Byron to Terence Stamp. But The Albany was also the address for one of the greatest fictional creations of late 19th-century crime writing, AJ Raffles.

    Darryl says: "lot of fun"
  • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E.M. Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By E.M. Hornung
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Raffles is Sherlock Holmes' polar opposite, a foil for great detectives and a man with all the immoral charms of a hero-thief, plus a remarkable ability at cricket. Raffles is the godson of Robin Hood, the model for Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief," and the inspiration of Leslie Charteris' "The Saint." As the great reinvention of the trickster for the 20th century, Raffles convinces readers to throw away their scruples and follow along for wit, bold adventures, and thrilling suspense.

    Paul says: "Fairly good"
  • Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
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    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

    Amazon Customer says: "Bill Nighy is hysterically funny"
  • The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge | Robert Littell

    The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

    Pamela says: "Robert Littell is no amateur"
  • Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels | Alissa Quart

    Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alissa Quart
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Republic of Outsiders is about the growing number of Americans who disrupt the status quo: outsiders who seek to redefine a wide variety of fields, from film and mental health to diplomacy and music, from how we see gender to what we eat. They include professional and amateur filmmakers crowd-sourcing their work, transgender and autistic activists, and Occupy Wall Street’s alternative bankers.”

  • How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro | Steve Stockman

    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steve Stockman
    • Narrated By Steve Stockman
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    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly - whether you hear it cover to cover or just listen to a few chapters.

    Susan Mather says: "Excellent!"
  • The Amateurs | Marcus Sakey

    The Amateurs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Four friends from the old neighborhood have dreams of a better life. And they've worked hard for it. A bartender. A failing stock broker. A hotel doorman. A travel agent. In a world where CEOs steal millions while their employees worry about their next paycheck, where the few dollars any of them have saved are held hostage to the whims of billionaires a world away, the honest approach got these four nowhere. Now they've gone too far with a plan to change their situation and their world is falling apart.

    Eva Gannon says: "Not His Best, But Worth the Listen"
  • Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey | George Plimpton,Denis Leary - foreword

    Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By George Plimpton, Denis Leary - foreword
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    In Open Net, George Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After signing a release holding the Bruins blameless if he should meet with injury or death, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers.

  • The Amateur Marriage | Anne Tyler

    The Amateur Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in the Polish neighbourhood of Baltimore, he was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervour, they were hastily wed. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive and impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, and judgemental, proceeds deliberately. In time their foolish quarrels take their toll.

  • The Amateur | David Gordon

    The Amateur

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By David Gordon
    • Narrated By David de Vries
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    A young man fleeing heartbreak back home meets a mysterious expat at a café in Paris. What begins as a friendly conversation between two outsiders soon transforms into a heart-pounding confession that threatens to shake both men to their cores. In this darkly funny, Sopranos-meets-Sebald page-turner by acclaimed mystery writer David Gordon, people aren’t always what they seem, and digging for the truth could have fatal consequences.

  • Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in the Moonshine Capital of the World | Max Watman

    Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in the Moonshine Capital of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Max Watman
    • Narrated By Max Watman
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    In Chasing the White Dog, journalist Max Watman traces the historical roots and contemporary story of hooch. He takes us to the backwoods of Appalachia and the gritty nip joints of Philadelphia, from a federal courthouse to Pocono Speedway, profiling the colorful characters who make up white whiskey's lore. Along the way, Watman chronicles his hilarious attempts to distill his own moonshine - the essential ingredients and the many ways it can all go wrong - from his initial ill-fated batch to his first successful jar of 'shine.

    Cameron says: "Wonderfully written and narrated, poorly recorded."
  • Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions | Sarah Korhnak,Beth Anne Schwamberger

    Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
    • Narrated By Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
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    This book is for those of us who are mixing motherhood with other passions. We are raising babies while working tirelessly at enormous goals. We are playing with preschoolers while pursuing our passions. It is difficult enough to manage a home and love on our children without adding impossible dreams to the mix. But we know you can do it, and this book can help!

    Rachel Thompson says: "Written by Mompreneurs, For Mompreneurs"
  • Let's Gang up on My Wife: Amateur Night | Hannah Wilde

    Let's Gang up on My Wife: Amateur Night

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Hannah Wilde
    • Narrated By Hannah Wilde
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    Ben tries not to be the typical jealous boyfriend, but when you've got a wife as drop dead gorgeous as Sonya, it's easier said than done. It doesn't help matters that Sonya has recently added a pole dancing class to her workout routine, but at least that's not in public. Of course, all this changes when Sonya tags along with Ben and his buddies to the local strip club. It's amateur night, and Ben's wife has finally found an opportunity to show off her skills on the pole.

  • The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases | Deborah Halber

    The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Deborah Halber
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes-wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement-and one another - at matching missing persons with unidentified remains. In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths.

    BookedinChico says: "Story was all over the place at the start"
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